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Configuring ClarkConnect - Samba , more

After you have made these changes, your Samba setup screen will look like Figure 9. Check to make sure that your Status and On boot are set to I and Automatic and that your workgroup is the value you want.

CC Samba settings completed

Figure 9: CC Samba settings completed (click to enlarge)

Now we are ready to create your Samba share in the CC NAS. Click on the +Add in the lower right-hand corner of your screen (Figure 9). Figure 10 will open for you. You need to fill in the "Share Name" and "Comment" (Confession: I'm superstitious about Samba and put values in comment even when I don't use the information.) and "Path" for your share. Make sure Writeable and Public are set to Yes. Then click on Create Mask and set it to 0755 to allow your share to be written to. Finally, click on +Add to add your share.

CC Add Share screen

Figure 10: CC Add Share screen (click to enlarge)

If everything works, you will see a screen like Figure 11. The only thing that has changed from Figure 9 is that at the very bottom of the screen is your network share.

CC Share added

Figure 11: CC Share added (click to enlarge)

Until now, we've ignored the purple rounded rectangle one third of the way from the top of the screen. Now we are going to look for Advanced Configuration Options and click Go. A screen that is almost exactly the same as Figure 12 will open. The top blue and white region is the Advanced Configuration area. In the Advanced Configuration you want to change Security Type to Share. Then look four lines below Security Type and click the Update button.

CC Windows File Sharing Advanced Configuration screen

Figure 12: CC Windows File Sharing Advanced Configuration screen (click to enlarge)

The change from User to Share may not seem like much, but that one little click saves hours. It saves hours because this is the first build of Linux that I've been able to create a Samba share on without opening a console, editing files, using chmod 0777, restarting the service via whatever the local dialect of Linux is, etc. Oops, don't forget to click on Update four lines below Share to tell Samba to make the change.

Finally, click Stop next to Status - Running and wait for the Samba server to report Status - Stopped. Then, click Start to restart the Samba server with all the changes you've made. At this point you should be done setting up Samba on your CC NAS box!

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